In 2019 EMBL-EBI celebrated their 25th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, a series of videos – In Focus – were filmed, including one with our very own Cath Brooksbank, Head of Training at EMBL-EBI.
In the video, Cath discusses the role of technology in bioinformatics training from past to present and through to the future.
Traditionally bioinformatics training has been face-to-face, but EMBL-EBI also have a large online training offering through our Train Online programme. Train Online can be remotely accessed around the globe, at anytime, allowing our training to reach a much larger global audience at a time that suits the user.
At EMBL-EBI we also want to breakdown the isolation faced by solo bioinformaticians in institutes, and bring them together with peers through our training offering – whether in person or online via collaborative tools such as Google Docs.
And of course there will be times where face to face will not be possible. Whether due to ill health, parental leave or visa issues we understand that sometimes people cannot physically reach our on-site training courses. For those times, we have our robot avatar to enable remote access to our events. Read more about our robot.
Check out our range of online courses; access anywhere, at any time.